Category Archives: Economic Analysis
The biggest danger of the cryptocurrency bubble is not speculator losses but hyperinflation. As the value of virtual currencies increases and they gain acceptance in commerce, the danger of hyperinflation that will damage economies worldwide is also increasing.
Gold rallied about 2% after the rate increase announcement yesterday. The financial media believes that this was a typical “buy the fact” reaction. They are wrong.
US companies are hording more than $2.5 trillion in cash in overseas accounts. This is about 70% of the quantitative easing between 2008 and 2014.
There may be a reason behind Fed’s procrastination and it is not related to economic data but to investor and trader psychology. Actually, the Fed may be modulating the discounting of interest rate increases before acting.
At least this is what it appears many investors think in a low/negative bond yield environment since they are convinced that the Fed will not let the market fall. As a result they ignore developments in one of the riskiest … Continue reading
Some click-bait websites and various analysts often repeat the “bad news is good news for the market” meme. This creates the impression that the market likes bad for the economy and people news. This is nonsense.